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How to Open and Use Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Sticky Notes is a built-in Windows app that allows you to create and save notes to the desktop of your Windows 10 PC and customize them in little ways through size and color. This article describes several ways to open Stick Notes, and some useful tips to customize Sticky Notes in Windows 10.


How to Open Sticky Notes in Windows 10

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Sticky Notes is transformed into a shiny, new Windows Store app, and you can’t open it any longer by pressing Win+R keys then typing StikyNot. To open Sticky Notes app, here's how:

Way 1: Open Sticky Notes from Start Menu

Go to the Start Menu and click All apps, you can find it under “S” in the Start Menu.

Open Sticky Notes from Start Menu

Way 2: Open Sticky Notes using Cortana Search

Click the Cortana Search box on the taskbar, and then type sticky. Click it from result menu.

If you need to open or use Sticky Notes app frequently, you can pin its shortcut to your taskbar. Right-click on the Sticky Notes app in the result, and then choose Pin to taskbar. Next time, you can quickly access Sticky Note from Taskbar.

Open Sticky Notes using Contana Search

How to Create a new Sticky Note in Windows 10

Way 1: Right-click on Sticky Notes shortcut in Taskbar, select Add Note.

Create a new Sticky Note

Way 2: Click the plus sign at the top left corner of a sticky note to Add Note.

Create a new sticky note

How to Change the Color of Sticky Note in Windows 10

Step 1: On a Sticky Note, click on the 3 dots menu button.

Step 2: Click a color that you want to apply to your Sticky Notes.

change the color of sticky note

How to Change the Size of Sticky Notes

To do: Hover your mouse pointer at the edges of the notes, you’re able to resize them to your liking.

Change the Size of Sticky Notes

How to Format Text in Sticky Notes

You can format the text from any note, with the help of keyboard key shortcuts. To do: select the text you want to format and press one of the following keyboard shortcuts, to get the desired formatting:

Format text in Sticky Notes